Stencils for Walls!

Stencils for Walls allow us to open a window where there was once none. Make a scene on a blank wall, invite the outdoors in or custom design your own wall paper. It’s easy with stencils!



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Chances are you’re like me – you like to dabble with the paints but maybe a little intimidated about getting the right size, proportions, angles, symmetry and perspective into a painting especially one on a wall. No problem! Stencils to the rescue.

(Psssst! Don't miss the video near the bottom of this page.)

Stencils for walls allow us to put the image in place. From there it’s easier for us to customize the painting for that original hand painted look by adding shadows or highlights. Not to mention that by using stencils for walls you can decide on the colors for your painting. You’re not stuck with whatever you can buy pre-made.

For a variety of stencils for walls don’t miss the ones I have suggested below this article. Our goal at All About Stencils is to provide you with not only stenciling ideas but beautiful stencil designs too!

Ideas for using stencils for walls can be almost unlimited. Are you planning a mural or using one pattern over and over for a unique wall paper design? Can you see the possibilities?

Maybe you want to start out with a simple plan. How about Stenciling Wall Borders like the one above? It will surprise you how easy it is and what a statement it makes. I even have the process on video for you to follow along with me as I set up and paint this border. But don't miss the Free Grapevine Stencil.

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If it’s a mural that you are planning (like this one), then you should watch this great video on Stencil Wall Murals that will give you the step by step plan for what seems like such a grand undertaking (but really isn’t). Of all the stencils for walls that I toyed with, creating this Garden with Fountain Scene was very fun and exciting.

The best way to learn how to work with stencils for walls is by watching. Besides, seeing something in action helps take away some of the intimidation we may feel about putting paint to the wall. Also there is far more information that can be conveyed to you in a video than by written words.

Maybe your idea for a mural involves a tropical paradise. If so don’t miss this Palm Tree Wall Stencil. So, if you are planning to cover your walls with a single pattern to create a custom wall paper effect don’t miss the video on this process at Wall Stencils. You will see how to line up the stencils for walls so that your spacing is perfect.

You probably have already worked with stencils before to have come to this point (But if not, don’t worry because I’ve got you covered – Just go to How To Stencil for all the basics). So you know how to tack your stencil in place and use a clean dry brush with a pouncing motion to blot on the paint – never a back and forth sweeping which will push paint underneath the stencil and smear. Good!

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OK – Now you need to get your stencils for walls sized. I use paper stencils because they have a few advantages. The most important one here is that you can adjust the size to fit your project area. Just take the paper stencil to a copier and reduce or enlarge. Then cut out the stencil openings. It's that easy and you can’t do that with a plastic stencil.

The reason that size adjustment is so crucial here is because if the image to be painted is for a mural then it has to fit your design plan (it may need to be life size) or if your design is for a repeating pattern it needs to be pleasing to the eye (not too large or overbearing).

Are you new to working with paper stencils? If so you should know that you can prepare your paper stencils so that they can be used again and again. Get a roll of clear shelf/drawer liner. Cut sections the size of your stencil, peel off the back and cover the entire top side of the stencil. Burnish or rub down to get the air pockets out. That’s it.

By the way, I like to do just the top side of the paper. If the bottom is slick it can encourage paint to bleed under the stencil and smudge your surface. The underside may get wet when you wash it but just let it dry and you can flatten it back out by storing it in a book.

For more ideas on stencils for walls visit Wall Stencils to Download. I would like to suggest that while working with stencils for walls, spend a good amount of time in the preparation and planning. That way the productions will be a raving success!

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Hey, if you are working on a Baby’s Room, don’t miss these tips at Wall Stencils Nursery (like this cute Barn Yard Mural).

We are thrilled to introduce our selection of downloadable and Printable Stencils. Instant gratification at its finest! You don't need a special printer - these designs are specially formatted to print from your home computer on standard letter sized paper. Once downloaded, you will have your complete stencil booklet with patterns and instructions. Just click, buy and print!

The books below have a variety stencils for walls. Each book will come to you as a downloadable pdf file in your e-mail. Just check your e-mail after purchase for the link to connect to your file and print or save. It's that easy!

All designs can be adjusted to fit your project size. Instructions are included. Pages are 8.5” x 11”.

If you'd rather get your Stencil Books in Print, just click the blue button below each book.

Click on the Book Cover Photo for project ideas using those stencils.

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Fleur de lis Book of Stencils from www.all-about-stencils.com

Fleur de lis: Book of Stencils

This collection includes 22 designs that are perfect for a wallpaper style pattern stencils for walls. Ten are easy single overlay. Six have 2 overlays and six have 3 overlays.

This purchase is of a PDF file which has 63 pages.

Price: $9.95

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Secret Garden Stencil Book from www.all-about-stencils.com

The Secret Garden

Create your own private garden retreat with these stencils for walls. This collection includes 12 designs including 4 animal stencils -fountain, bleeding heart, iris, bee, butterfly, foxglove, grasshopper, hummingbird, trumpet flower, morning glory, stone wall and stone path.

This purchase is of a PDF file with 51 pages.

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Antique Door Hardware Stencil Book from www.all-about-stencils.com

Antique Door Hardware: A Book of Stencils

This collection includes 5 designs- Lion Head Door Knocker, Key Bow, Lock Plate and Mail Box Plaque (with two word options). These images should add a little fun and even some humor to the doors in your home while they introduce a touch of the past.

This purchase is of a PDF file with 25 pages.

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Tree Frog Book of Stencils from www.all-about-stencils.com

Red-Eyed Tree Frogs

This book contains 4 cute Red-Eyed Tree Frogs for your next stencils for walls project. Bring a little of the rain forest to your home. There are 37 pages in this pdf file which includes the stencils of all 4 frogs (each has 5 overlays) and complete instructions.

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Oriental Designs Stencil Book from www.all-about-stencils.com

Oriental Designs: A Book of Stencils

This collection includes 16 designs- Chinese Dragon, Bamboo, Oriental Figure with Coolie Hat, Ying Yang Koi, Bonsai Tree and 3 Cranes plus 10 Chinese Symbols (Eternity, Friendship, Happiness, Harmony, Long Life, Peace, Prosperity, Tranquility, Truth and Dragon.

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Wine and Spirits Stencil Book from www.all-about-stencils.com

Wine & Spirits: A Book of Stencils

This collection includes 4 designs- a Wine Glass, a Chianti Bottle, a Wine Bottle and a Bunch of Grapes with Leaves. These stencils for walls will make a beautiful mural.

This purchase is of a PDF file with 31 pages.

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Angles Stencil Book from www.all-about-stencils.com

Angels: A Book of Stencils

This collection includes 4 designs- Angel in Thought, Young Angel, Angel with Trumpet and Guardian Angel.

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At the Seashore Stencil Book from www.all-about-stencils.com

At the Seashore

Aaaahhhh...the lazy days of summer at the beach. This collection includes 6 stencils for wall (or anywhere you want) - a Fish, a Crab, a Seagull, a Conch Shell, a Scallop Shell and a Seahorse.

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Zoo Babies Stencil Book from www.all-about-stencils.com

Zoo Babies: Stencils for a Nursery

This collection includes 7 animal stencils - an Elephant, a Giraffe, a Hippo, a Lion, a Monkey, a Tiger and a Zebra.

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On the Farm Stencil Book from www.all-about-stencils.com

On the Farm

With these animal stencils you can create the perfect barn yard setting for your little one. This collection includes 9 designs- a Cow, a Chicken, a Pig, a Sheep, a Lamb, a Horse, Fence, a Barn and a Tractor.

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Princess Stencils Book from www.all-about-stencils.com

For a Princess

This collection includes 7 designs- Royal Carriage, Knight in Shining Armor, Castle, Dragon, Sceptre, Tiara and Pillow plus the word "Princess."

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to get your masterpiece showcased here on this web site. Won’t that be exciting! Or if you have any questions or want to share information join in on the Stencil Blog. Well, I hope to hear from you soon.

Happy Stenciling,

Penny

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P.S. If you’d rather get your Stencil Pattern Books in Print, then visit our Printer’s Book Shop for the same designs in book format that will be mailed to you. You’ll find all of the stencils used as examples throughout this site.


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